Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Latest Labour Force Survey statistics highlight growth of low-wage economy

LFS statistics show 5.5% fall in average full-time wages in Northern Ireland over past twelve months February 15th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, responded to the latest quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics published today [February 15th] by the … Continue reading

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Wanton violence against NI Ambulance Service workers unacceptable

Union that represents hundreds of ambulance workers unequivocally condemns attacks on staff January 5th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the Ambulance workers was responding to recent attacks; the first on an ambulance crew in Lurgan in which … Continue reading

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Levy will degrade Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy threatens to penalise employers who already provide upskilling to workforce UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements January 31st: Speaking the day after his union organised a … Continue reading

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Executive parties must commit to long-term funding of vital Youth Services

Staff left anxious for future after receipt of protective notice letters from Education Authority January 24th: Unite Regional Officer, Taryn Trainor, who represents the union’s membership in the Youth Service sector called for all Assembly parties to commit themselves to … Continue reading

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Moves to impose charges for school transport service completely unacceptable

Unite Community branches will build People Power campaign to defeat proposal Union will engage with Education & Library Board buses drivers to determine appropriate response January 14th: Reacting to reports that the Education Authority is considering imposing charges on families … Continue reading

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